Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov, Moscow, September 9, 2020
We are returning to personal meetings, albeit with difficulties and much coordination. The coronavirus is adjusting our plans, but we continue to talk. Today, we have a good opportunity to hold a series of SCO meetings and bilateral talks.
Our presidents talk regularly. A visit will take place as soon as the epidemiological situation improves. In response to your request, Alexei Overchuk will hold a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on September 21. The foreign ministries are participating in online conferences for the CIS Ministerial Council, the CSTO and the SCO. As far as I know, the Tashkent meetings will also be held online. We suggest the 5 + Russia meeting should also be held via videoconference on October 14.